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American Heart Association Survey Reveals Americans Lack Confidence in Lifesaving Skills for Common Cardiac Emergency
Date:5/28/2008

should be trained in using CPR and AEDs. Most (86 percent) also want

training for child care workers.

-- The majority (88 percent) of people surveyed support requiring schools

to have emergency plans, and 65 percent want public places to have AEDs

on site.

Philips Healthcare sponsored the survey to raise awareness of CPR and AEDs.

For more information about the survey results and National CPR/AED Awareness Week, visit americanheart.org/CPR&AEDweek or call 1-877-AHA-4CPR.

Editor's Note: For full survey results, go to americanheart.org/CPR&AEDweek

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006-07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering people-centric, innovative products, services and solutions through the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 134,200 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of USD 42.5 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2007, the company is a market leader in medical di
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